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con·tu·sion

 (kən-to͞o′zhən, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
An injury in which the skin is not broken; a bruise.

contusion

(kənˈtjuːʒən)
n
(Pathology) an injury in which the skin is not broken; bruise
conˈtusioned adj

con•tu•sion

(kənˈtu ʒən, -ˈtyu-)

n.
an injury to the subsurface tissue without the skin being broken; bruise.
[1350–1400; (< Middle French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contusion - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discolorationcontusion - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
ecchymosis - the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
petechia - a minute red or purple spot on the surface of the skin as the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessels in the skin (as in typhoid fever)
black eye, shiner, mouse - a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
2.contusion - the action of bruising; "the bruise resulted from a contusion"
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"

contusion

noun (Formal) bruise, injury, swelling, trauma (Pathology), discoloration, knock He had lacerations and contusions all over his arm and shoulder.
Translations
ruhjevamma

contusion

[kənˈtjuːʒən] N (Med) → contusión f

contusion

[kənˈtjuːʒən] n (MEDICINE) (= bruise) → contusion f

contusion

nQuetschung f, → Kontusion f (spec)

contusion

[kənˈtjuːʒn] n (Med) → contusione f

con·tu·sion

n. contusión, magulladura.

contusion

n contusión f
References in classic literature ?
There was both contusion and suffusion of the brain.
Benjamin received a severe contusion from the recoil of his gun, which produced a short stupor, during which period the ex-steward was prostrate on the ground.
The head had received a severe contusion, but he had seen greater injuries recovered from: he was by no means hopeless; he spoke cheerfully.
His first care then was to show Ferguson a severe contusion that he had received on the cranium.
Lydgate leaped and climbed, he hardly knew how, on to the stage, and was active in help, making the acquaintance of his heroine by finding a contusion on her head and lifting her gently in his arms.
In fact, a man on horseback galloped down, before the passengers were well collected together; and a careful investigation being instituted, it appeared that the lady inside had broken her lamp, and the gentleman his head; that the two front outsides had escaped with black eyes; the box with a bloody nose; the coachman with a contusion on the temple; Mr Squeers with a portmanteau bruise on his back; and the remaining passengers without any injury at all--thanks to the softness of the snow-drift in which they had been overturned.
To my surprise the only effects of my feat were a few slight contusions too trifling to care about.
Both Sir Henry and Good were a mass of contusions, and I was by no means free.
Deeds of violence, brutalities, contusions, fractures; this is the work of the revolutions from Luther to Mirabeau.
Thereupon the Policeman left the man in a fit and attacked the Citizen, who, after receiving several severe contusions, ran away.
Thousands of persons, noses in air, armed with telescopes and race-glasses, were questioning space, forgetting all contusions and emotions in the one idea of watching for the projectile.
He brought back intelligence that the young squire was laid up with the complicated evils of a broken head and certain contusions (occasioned by a fall - of which he did not trouble himself to relate the particulars - and the subsequent misconduct of his horse), and a severe cold, the consequence of lying on the wet ground in the rain; but there were no broken bones, and no immediate prospects of dissolution.